APC candidates win Senate in Kebbi South, central

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Former member of ​the ​House of Representative, Bala Ibn Na’Allah, of the All Progressive Congress​,​ has won the Kebbi South Senatorial zone seat.

Results released by the zonal collation officer, Abdullahi Kangiwa, at the zone collation centre, Zuru​,​ on Monday night indicated that Mr. Na’Allah polled 118,945 votes defeating Sadiq Yalwa of the Peoples Democratic Party who got 57, 264 votes.

Mr. Na’Allah defeated Sadiq Yalwa with a difference of 61, 699 votes.

Also a former Abuja Minister and candidate of the APC in Kebbi Central Senatorial District, Adamu Aliero, also floored his former political associate, Abubakar Gari-Mallam.

According to figures declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission at the Kebbi Central Senatorial zonal collation centre in Birnin Kebbi on Monday, Mr. Aliero won with 216,084 votes against Mr. Gari-Mallam who scored 68,792 votes.


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  • KennBest

    This Aribisala guy is confused with his blind and uneducated analysis about who God truly is, in comparison with Jesus. Jesus is the beloved Son of God, and not God. Jesus rightly and simply admitted in John 14: 28. “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.”

    If Jesus is God, then;
    – Who did he pray to while on earth?
    – Who did he pray to while about to die?
    – (Luke 23:34: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.)
    – (Luke 23:46: Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.)
    – (Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34 My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?)
    – Who resurrected Jesus?

    Jehovah God is father of Jesus. (1 Peter 1: 3, 4)
    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy, He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (4) and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, reserved in heaven for you,…”

    Father sent His Son Jesus. (1 John 4: 15, 16)
    “And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. (15) If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. (16) And we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. God is love; whoever abides in love abides in God, and God in him.…”

    God Raised Jesus (1 Peter 1:21)
    “Through Him you believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and glorified Him; and so your faith and hope are in God.”

    Jesus a Faithful Son (Hebrews 3: 6)
    “But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are His house, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope of which we boast.”

    Admitedly, Jesus is referred to as Mighty God. Yes, he was at Almighty God’s right hand from the very beginning and was used to create all things seen and unseen. Still, it doesn’t make him the Almighty God who’s name is Jehovah. As mighty a Jesus was and still is, he has a Father who remains the Almighty of all. Femi, try read the bible in its entirety; that’s when you’ll gain true insight into the scriptures.

  • KennBest

    5 Facts About Jesus

    1. How did Jesus’ life begin?
    Unlike any other human, Jesus lived in heaven as a spirit person before he was born on earth. (John 8:23) He was God’s first creation, and he helped in the creation of all other things. He is the only one created directly by Jehovah and is therefore appropriately called God’s “only-begotten” Son. (John 1:14) Jesus served as God’s Spokesman, so he is also called “the Word.”—Read Proverbs 8:22, 23, 30; Colossians 1:15, 16.

    2. Why did Jesus come to the earth?
    God sent his Son to earth by transferring his life from heaven to the womb of a virgin Jewess named Mary. So Jesus did not have a human father. (Luke 1:30-35) Jesus came to the earth (1) to teach the truth about God, (2) to set us an example in how to do God’s will even when we are in difficulties, and (3) to give his perfect life as “a ransom.”—Read Matthew 20:28.

    3. Why do we need a ransom?
    A ransom is the price paid to release a person from the threat of death. (Exodus 21:29, 30) Death and old age were not part of God’s original purpose for mankind. How do we know that? God told the first man, Adam, that if he committed what the Bible calls “sin,” he would die. So if Adam had not sinned, he would never have died. (Genesis 2:16, 17; 5:5) According to the Bible, death “entered” the world of mankind through Adam. Thus, Adam passed on to all his descendants sin and its penalty, death. We need a ransom to release us from the penalty of death that we inherited from Adam.—Read Romans 5:12; 6:23.

    Who could pay the ransom to free us from death? When we die, we pay the penalty only for our own sins. No imperfect man can pay for the sins of others.—Read Psalm 49:7-9.

    4. Why did Jesus die?
    Jesus dying on a torture stake then later restored to life and ruling as King in heaven
    Unlike us, Jesus was perfect. So he did not need to die for his sins—he never committed any. Instead, Jesus died for the sins of others. God expressed extraordinary love for mankind by sending his Son to die for us. Jesus also showed love for us by obeying his Father and giving his life for our sins.—Read John 3:16; Romans 5:18, 19.

    5. What is Jesus doing now?
    When on earth, Jesus cured the sick, raised the dead, and rescued people in peril. He thereby demonstrated what he will do in the future for all obedient mankind. (Matthew 15:30, 31; John 5:28) After Jesus died, God restored him to life as a spirit person. (1 Peter 3:18) Jesus then waited at God’s right hand until Jehovah gave him power to rule as King over all the earth. (Hebrews 10:12, 13) Now Jesus is ruling as King in heaven, and his followers are announcing that good news worldwide.—Read Daniel 7:13, 14; Matthew 24:14.

    Soon, Jesus will use his power as King to bring an end to all suffering and to those who cause it. All who exercise faith in Jesus by obeying him will enjoy life in a paradise on earth.—Read Psalm 37:9-11.

  • KennBest

    Who Is Jehovah?

    Jehovah is the true God of the Bible, the Creator of all things. (Revelation 4:11) The prophets Abraham and Moses worshiped him, as did Jesus. (Genesis 24:27; Exodus 15:1, 2; John 20:17) He is the God, not just of one people, but of “all the earth.”—Psalm 47:2.

    Jehovah is God’s unique name as revealed in the Bible. (Exodus 3:15; Psalm 83:18) It comes from a Hebrew verb that means “to become,” and a number of scholars suggest that the name means “He Causes to Become.” This definition well fits Jehovah’s role as the Creator and the Fulfiller of his purpose. (Isaiah 55:10, 11) The Bible also helps us to know the Person behind the name Jehovah, especially his dominant quality of love.—Exodus 34:5-7; Luke 6:35; 1 John 4:8.

    The name Jehovah is an English translation of the Hebrew name for God—the four letters יהוה (YHWH), known as the Tetragrammaton. The exact pronunciation of the divine name in ancient Hebrew is not known. However, the form “Jehovah” has a long history in the English language, first appearing in William Tyndale’s Bible translation of 1530. *

    Why is the pronunciation of God’s name in ancient Hebrew unknown?

    Ancient Hebrew was written without vowels, using only consonants. The Hebrew-speaking reader could easily provide the appropriate vowels. However, after the Hebrew Scriptures (“Old Testament”) were completed, some Jews adopted the superstitious belief that it was wrong to utter God’s personal name. When they read aloud a scripture that contained God’s name, they substituted expressions such as “Lord” or “God.” As centuries passed, this superstition spread and the ancient pronunciation was eventually lost. *

    Some feel that the divine name was pronounced “Yahweh,” while others suggest different possibilities. A Dead Sea Scroll containing a portion of Leviticus in Greek transliterates the name Iao. Early Greek writers also suggest the pronunciations Iae, I·a·beʹ, and I·a·ou·eʹ, but none of these can be proved to be the pronunciation used in ancient Hebrew. *

    Misconceptions about God’s name in the Bible

    Misconception: Translations that use “Jehovah” have added this name.

    Fact: The Hebrew word for God’s name in the form of the Tetragrammaton appears some 7,000 times in the Bible. * Most translations arbitrarily remove God’s name and replace it with a title such as “Lord.”

    Misconception: Almighty God does not need a unique name.

    Fact: God himself inspired Bible writers to use his name thousands of times, and he directs those who worship him to use his name. (Isaiah 42:8; Joel 2:32; Malachi 3:16; Romans 10:13) In fact, God condemned false prophets who tried to make people forget his name.—Jeremiah 23:27.

    Misconception: Following the tradition of the Jews, God’s name should be removed from the Bible.

    Fact: It is true that some Jewish scribes refused to pronounce the divine name. However, they did not remove it from their copies of the Bible. In any case, God does not want us to follow human traditions that deviate from his commandments.—Matthew 15:1-3.

    Misconception: The divine name should not be used in the Bible because it is not known exactly how to pronounce it in Hebrew.

    Fact: This line of reasoning assumes that God expects people who speak different languages to pronounce his name identically. However, the Bible indicates that God’s worshippers in the past who spoke different languages pronounced proper names differently.

    Consider, for example, the Israelite judge Joshua. First-century Christians who spoke Hebrew would have pronounced his name Yehoh·shuʹaʽ, while those who spoke Greek would have said I·e·sousʹ. The Bible records the Greek translation of Joshua’s Hebrew name, showing that Christians followed the sensible course of using the form of proper names common in their language.—Acts 7:45; Hebrews 4:8.

    The same principle can be applied to translating the divine name. Far more important than the exact pronunciation chosen is that God’s name be given its rightful place in the Bible.

  • Aj

    This article is absolute baloney, Jesus is a fictive character and the Bible is a fiction. You need to understand who you are and why you are here….before you talk about a medieval deity from the Middle East.
    When will Africans start promoting and writing about their deities?